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Peacock Vase Vase, ca. 1901

This is a vase. It was produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company and the design director was Louis Comfort Tiffany. It is dated ca. 1901 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is mold-blown, iridized glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Louis Comfort Tiffany's patented "Favrile" glass, produced at the Tiffany Furnaces in New York, featured shimmering surfaces of iridescence, reminiscent of ancient glass treasures. The "Peacock" vases reflect Tiffany's interest in the long, sinous lines of the Art Nouveau style and his fascination with highly organic forms.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled The Lure of the Peacock: Iridescence and Immortality.

This object was donated by Stanley Siegel. It is credited Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 33.7 x 25 x 14 cm (13 1/4 x 9 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside of vase: [1] "04646", etched.

Cite this object as

Peacock Vase Vase, ca. 1901; Produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company ; USA; mold-blown, iridized glass; H x W x D: 33.7 x 25 x 14 cm (13 1/4 x 9 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.); Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection; 1975-32-11

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